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Freeport, Dodgeville & Northern Railroad Program

Saturday, May 19
10:30am
Argyle EMS Building

Former Argyle resident Doug Watson will present a program on the history of the railroad that ran from Freeport, through Argyle, and continued on its terminus in Dodgeville. You won't want to miss this. Refreshments will be served. More info


LaFollette Day

Saturday, June 16
Saxton House,
204 N. State St.
Events begin at 1:00pm

Featured Performer:
Tim Connors. Tim is an actor who regularly portrays Stephen Douglas in the Lincoln/Douglas debates. We are excited to see Tim portray LaFollette reflecting on his early life in Argyle and how that shaped his values and established the foundation for a renowned statesman. More info

Open House

1st Saturday of the Month

July through October
10:00am-2:00pm

The historic Saxton House and Red Front buildings will be open to the public. Come and see the refurbished buildings and historic artifacts.




About Us...

Historic Argyle is a non-profit organization created to preserve, protect and promote the cultural heritage and architectural history of the people and places of the Argyle, Wisconsin area.

Historic Argyle was incorporated in 2000, for the primary purpose of acquiring and restoring Argyle's "Saxton House", the boyhood home of Robert M. La Follette from 1862-1870.

Historic Saxton House, boyhood home of Robert LaFollette

Since then we have acquired and moved Saxton House and refurbished the exterior, roof and windows. We have also acquired the "Red Front" building and moved it to the same site, to serve as an entrance point to the site and to provide public facilities. Ultimately, the Saxton House will serve as a local museum to provide a truly unique public attraction and display space for local items of historic interest, with emphasis on the life of famed politician, "Fighting Bob" La Follette.




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Let us hear from you...

E-Mail us, above, to arrange a tour of the Saxton House, to inquire about local history, or to donate historic memorabilia that would add to our collection. We welcome your comments or questions.